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Much has changed since the 1980s, but the cinematic tale we recently published suggests the steely nerve of Larry Wu-Tai Chin is alive and well among China’s espionage agents.
REVISITING “THE YEAR OF THE SPY”BY STEPHEN ENGELBERGJULY 28, 2021PROPUBLICA
They were staring each other down, steely-eyed, until one of them blinked.
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The neuroscientists describe a scenario in which a brain implant that enables a paralyzed man to control a prosthetic arm suddenly goes haywire because the man feels frustrated, and it attacks an assistant with its steely claws.
CAN MACHINES CONTROL OUR BRAINS?R. DOUGLAS FIELDSMAY 17, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
Elsewhere, she betrays a surprisingly thin skin given her steely demeanor during four decades in the public eye.
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McCrory appeared in more than 70 movies and television shows, notably playing the steely Aunt Polly in the crime drama “Peaky Blinders,” which premiered in 2013 and developed a following in the United States after being picked up by Netflix.
HELEN MCCRORY, BRITISH ACTRESS IN ‘PEAKY BLINDERS,’ DIES AT 52HARRISON SMITHAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In these wild places, I began to make the long, slow shift from imposing a steely will over my body to actually inhabiting it.
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Among them are Alena Boudreau, a steely Helen Mirren-like character, and Ben Walker, a former DARPA investigator, who team up to find Maeve before she’s turned into a bioweapon.
‘RED HANDS’ IS EITHER CREEPILY SATISFYING OR A TRIGGER FOR YOUR WORST NIGHTMAREELIZABETH HANDDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The lawyer's steely gaze was sunk in the soft blue depths of hers.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
His hand flashed out and grasped the other's wrist in a steely grip.
THE JUDAS VALLEYGERALD VANCE
She plunged into the chilly equinoctial darkness as the clock struck ten, for her fifteen miles' walk under the steely stars.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
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